Tag Archive: interdisciplinary

Mar 10

Horizon 2020 – advice from the National Contact Points

Registration is now open for the Horizon 2020 information day to be held at University College, London on 28th March. The day is organised by the ESRC on behalf of the RCUK National Contact Points for Horizon 2020. The event is designed for the academic community and will give an overview of Horizon 2020, legal and financial issues and an evaluator’s perspective. …

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Jan 28

Northumbria Early Career Researchers Forum on 5 February

If you are in the early stages of your research career at Northumbria, come along to the next ECR Forum meeting on 5 February at 3-4.30 in Mea House auditorium. The Forum has been established as a place for ECRs to meet, network, discuss research challenges and opportunities, share experiences and advocate for specific research support and …

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May 30

New Economic Models in the Digital Economy

Bitcoin by Zach Copley CC BY-SA

EPSRC has recently released a call for proposals to support cross-disciplinary research on new economic models in the digital economy. EPSRC are specifically targeting business schools and economics researchers, which it says have been under-represented in existing grants: New Economic Models in the Digital Economy Context The digital economy challenges the way organisations work and …

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May 15

Workshop on the long-term care revolution

Old by Marco Nedermeijer CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Following the Technology Strategy Board’s announcement in March of its “Long-term care revolution” call for sandpit participants, the Ageing Research Special Interest Group at Northumbria are planning to hold a two-hour workshop for staff who’ve expressed an interest in the call and potential applicants. This will take place on 22nd May in City Campus, Lipman Building, Room 035 between …

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Mar 15

AHRC Highlight Connected Communities and Design

Grabbing Dinner in Beijing by Trey Ratcliff CC BY-NC-SA 2

The AHRC this week announced a new highlight notice for their Research Grants (both standard and early career routes) on Connected Communities and Design. Applications can be up to £1.5M FEC for standard grants and up to £250K for the early career route. What are they looking for? They’re looking for projects which intersect across …

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Mar 14

Notes From Rick Rylance’s Recent Policy Seminar at Northumbria

Rick Rylance

Professor Rick Rylance (AHRC Chief Executive and Chair of RCUK Executive Group) recently visited Northumbria University to deliver a research policy seminar in which he outlined his vision on the future of research, gave some insight into current government policy on research, and outlined several principles which guide research council investments. The following are brief …

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Feb 04

From Resilience to Informed Consent: Research Forum Themes for 2013

Disruptors Roundtable by Scott Beale CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Northumbria University runs a regular series of informal research meetings to bring together staff from across the campus who might have common or compatible interests.  Hosted by the PVC Research and Innovation, Professor Peter Golding, the aim of the Research Forum is to give people a chance to find out about cognate research to their …

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Aug 31

Future Directions for Design Research: Initial Scoping Study Released

Design for Engaged Experience by Mads Boedker CC BY 2.0

You may remember back in Spring this year the Design Council and AHRC jointly invited the design research community to comment on barriers and opportunities to funding and to highlight gaps in design research. This consultation has now concluded and an initial scoping study [PDF] has been produced outlining the key findings and suggesting possible future …

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Jul 30

Extending Working Lives: MRC and ESRC release two calls

Ageing in style by James Temby CC BY 2.0

Hot on the heels of the Design for Wellbeing: Ageing and Mobility in the Built Environment call released a couple of months ago, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have jointly released two major new calls for research on the theme of Extending Working Lives: Extending Working Lives: Research …

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May 23

Care for the Future: Thinking forward through the past

Road by Moyan Brenn CC BY-ND 2

The AHRC has issued a call for research grants within the theme of Care for the Future. This call specifically focuses on  arts and humanities led research which provides new insights on the challenges of enviornmental change and sustainability through a “temporally-inflected lens”: Care for the Future Highlight Notice [PDF] This is another of AHRC’s …

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